Dear Mandarin Oriental Manila,
You just don’t know what a tremendous blessing you have given me this year. I am one of the winners of your wonderful “MOMents in Our Family Tradition” photo contest which you hosted on facebook a few months ago. As the second place winner, I received a complimentary weekend stay at the Mandarin Oriental Club Junior Suite with breakfast. Not having my own income does not stop me from planning something special for my loved ones once in a while. Somehow, I always find ways to make things happen. That is why your gift came at a most opportune time. I booked our stay last November 25, on my beloved husband’s birthday. Our family has stayed in several hotels locally and abroad, but nothing can quite compare with our recent Mandarin Oriental Club experience.We had absolutely no clue that we were in for such a huge treat! Our jaws practically dropped to the floor as soon as we opened the door to The Manila Suite. My seven-year-old daughter could not help but shriek in utter delight. The suite has certainly exceeded all of our expectations. The Club Lounge is also very impressive and, being a food lover, I was so thrilled about the inclusive Afternoon Tea spread and the free hors d’oeuvres for the Club guests. But apart from the first-rate amenities, what really struck me the most was how warm and friendly the Mandarin staff were. Considering that we were staying for free, we were given impeccable service all throughout our luxurious stay.
As a lawyer and a law professor, my husband is always tired and busy, his mind is constantly at work. Our stay at the Mandarin gave him a much-deserved break and kept his mind off work even for a day. The complete pampering rejuvenated him and well prepared him for busier days ahead. It was truly a birthday to remember, and he has expressed his gratitude to me about a dozen times. So allow me to extend my heartfelt thanks to you, Mandarin Oriental Manila, for giving us another unforgettable family moment. More power!
Joy C. Cruz